Cruise Ships Wrongful Death Accidents - Lawyer Sean M. Cleary

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Cruise Ships Wrongful Death Accidents

Miami is the home of many luxury cruise liners like the Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line and each year thousands of passengers leave the Port of Miami aboard these ships expecting a dream vacation away from their everyday concerns. Unfortunately for some of them, the vacation can turn into a nightmare as accidents, injuries or even wrongful death are just as likely to occur aboard these floating cities as in any other vacation place.


Common Wrongful Death Questions

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida? »

Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by the spouse or any blood relative (children, parents, siblings) or adoptive sibling who is dependent on the decedent for particular types of support or services. The surviving relatives who can recover damages for wrongful death are known as beneficiaries or survivors.

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What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? »

The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death case include economic damages, such as medical costs, funeral costs, the loss of the decedent’s financial contributions, and noneconomic damages that can include compensation for grief and the loss of companionship. In some cases, punitive damages can be recovered, as well.

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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? »

A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal civil action brought by the family members of a person who died or was killed as a result of a person’s or entity’s negligent behavior or as a consequence of an intentional act. When a person dies as a result of an exterior act of negligence, the surviving relatives can seek compensation for their loss, such as potential lost wages from the deceased, losing companionship, or funeral expenses.

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Florida? »

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in the state of Florida is two years from the date of death. For example, if your loved one passes away because of another's recklessness or negligence on January 1, 2016, you must file a Florida wrongful death claim by January 1, 2018. However, certain extensions may apply in very few cases, depending on the nature of the action. An attorney can assess the specifics.

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